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The Importance of a Confident Smile

People who project self-confidence often have a brilliant smile and aren’t afraid to show it. Having white, straight teeth goes a long way toward building that confidence in yourself. Your smile is one of the biggest nonverbal cues you can use to convey happiness, approval, approachability, and confidence. A genuine smile goes a long way – in fact, scientists and spiritual teachers alike agree that the simple act of smiling can transform you and the world around you. Current research (and common sense) shows us that a smile is contagious, and if you don’t believe us, try it for yourself! See if you can resist smiling back when someone smiles at you. Smiles make us appear more attractive to others, lifting our mood as well the moods of others who are around us.  Some suggest smiles can even lengthen our lives! At Whalen Dentistry, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments designed to suit your needs – and your budget.


If your teeth need straightening, then Invisalign is a great option. Invisalign is a series of clear, detachable teeth aligners that are worn over the course of several weeks to straighten teeth. Not only do they look great, Invisalign aligners may even do a faster job correcting/aligning teeth than traditional metal braces!

Teeth Whitening

If it’s whiter, brighter teeth you want, then you may be the ideal candidate for our KoR® Whitening System or our gel whitening trays.  KoR Whitening works by restoring the natural ability of the teeth to absorb oxygen.  The oxygen in the whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stain molecules and making teeth up to 16 shades lighter! With easy periodic home maintenance, KOR Whitening is entirely permanent – unlike other whitening methods.


Veneers are another option to create a beautiful, self-assured smile. They can cover stained or chipped teeth, camouflage gaps and spaces, and make crooked teeth appear straighter without orthodontic treatment. Veneers are made up of thin porcelain shells prefabricated in a lab based on an impression we make of your mouth in office. Veneers look great and last a very long time. To fix minor imperfections, Dr. Whalen and the rest of the team recommend tooth reshaping and bonding to our patients. This involves correcting signs of wear and tear, such as chips, grooves, and ground-down edges.

Today’s lesson? It turns out that when we smile, the world smiles back.

Our smiling patients are our greatest reward and we are ready to help you keep those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Let us help you create that confident smile that we know is ready to shine.

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh